Named after the island home of the Greek god of the winds, This mansion was built in 1906 and purchased by Edward and Mary Harkness in 1907 and served as their summer home. Today the mansion is rented out for weddings, conferences, private parties, seminars, luncheons, and teas.
We have been in the middle of a stretch of some very mild and warm weather this past week. Temperatures have been in the 60's during the day, which is not common for this time of the year in Connecticut. It was a nice day for a walk around the historic Harkness Memorial State Park, a park I have featured in this blog before.
Charles Goodyear is prominently displayed in the Mattatuck Museum. I learned that Goodyear developed the process for vulcanizing rubber right here in Connecticut. The portrait below is actually painted on rubber.
Waterbury is known as "The Brass City" and once was the home of a thriving manufacturing industry. I guess it's only fitting that a totally brass phone booth was made. Little of the manufacturing remains in Waterbury today, much like phone booths.